99 Cent Sale! Major Crimes, A Cozy Mystery

FB_IMG_1458488431967[2]Book 4 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Major Crimes, is now available for Kindle for only

99 cents

for a limited time!

Click here to order your copy!

Synopsis

Buckle up for hours of laughter, romance, and excitement with this Jersey Shore Mystery. When handsome detective, Bryce Kelly, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he finds himself on the run and in hiding. Can amateur sleuth, Chelsey Alton, and a few quirky friends help him find the real killer and prove his innocence before it’s too late? If you love mysteries, don’t miss this humorous whodunit!

Reviews

Major Crimes is a revealing, compelling mystery story that’s hard to put down. Driven by interpersonal relationships, a sassy combination of fun and angst, murder and mayhem, and dangerous associations, it’s an emotion-driven and yet is a light, fun mystery that’s perfect for a cozy winter’s night. ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

5star-shiny-webMajor Crimes is a whimsical, fun, light hearted mystery. Michele Lynn Seigfried has created characters with great personalities that are very true to their New Jersey roots. If you are looking for a good mystery with a touch of humor, romance, detective work and more, then Major Crimes is a surefire winner. The story was new and fresh and there was never any question as to what information I could be missing. This is a quick and entertaining mystery sleuth book that I highly recommend. ~Trudi LoPresto, Readers’ Favorite  

The Jersey Shore Mystery Series is a wonderful whodunit series to read. Each book in the series has enough witty humor, mystery, suspense, and romance that easily draws the reader into Chelsey’s latest madcap investigation adventure. ~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Major Crimes is a quick, light read. ~Readsalot

This is a gritty cozy mystery with some romance and lots of laughs, and that’s always a good thing. ~fuonlyknew

Full of grit and humor and intrigue, an enjoyable way to spend a few hours getting lost. ~Laura’s Interests

2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards Winner – Community Affairs

community affairs cartoon cover-02I am excited to announce that Community Affairs (Book 3 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series) is a First Place Winner in the Humor Category of the 2015 Annual Mystery and Mayhem Awards from Chanticleer!

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries.

I’ve recently updated the cover to more accurately reflect it’s cozy mystery genre, as you may already know.  This is the final version.  I’ve also been working on updating the other covers in the series and will be rolling those out in a few weeks!

If you haven’t read it now, you can get the first three books in a box set for only $2.99 for a limited time on Amazon by clicking here.  I’ve updated the cover for this as well and that should be appearing on Amazon within a week.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t congratulate the other authors as well. Here was the list of the first place winners. If you love cozy mysteries, check them out!

  • Animal Mystery:  Leighann Dobbs  – Ghostly Paws
  • Small Town Cozy Mystery:  Cherie O’Boyle – Iced Tee
  • Adventure:  M. L. Rowland  – Murder Off the Beaten Path
  • Classic:  Lonna Enox Blood Relations
  • Amateur Sleuth:  Wendy Delaney – There’s Something About Marty
  • Humorous: Michele Lynn Seigfried  Community Affairs
  • Historical: Michael Scheffel – St. Louis Affair: The Adventures of Herbert Falken

I’m still in need of the ever-elusive reviews on Amazon – so if you have read any of my books, mystery or children’s, please leave me some feedback if you have time. As always, thank  you for reading!

xo

~Michele

Vote for your favorite cozy mystery cover!

Hello everyone!

I’ve been debating about changing the book cover for Community Affairs, Book 3 in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series.  Let me know which cover you like better for a cozy mystery!

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Here is the synopsis to help you pick which cover is a better fit for the book:

A tale of kidnapping, murder, and neighbors you’d like to kidnap and murder…

Bonnie Fattori is a sexy, sassy, Italian Princess living in New Jersey. She’s loving life with a rich husband, beachfront living, and a promotion at work—until a new neighbor, Lyla Spratt, is determined to destroy her happiness.

After several run-ins with the unstable woman next door, Bonnie starts to suspect a connection between her new neighbor and the untimely death of a local resident, Polly Pitcher. She recruits her good friend Chelsey to help figure out if her suspicions are correct.

As the neighbors go head-to-head in a hilarious battle, Lyla is pushed to the brink of insanity. The more unhinged Lyla becomes, the more Bonnie’s life and the safety of her family are at risk. Can Bonnie find out what really happened to Polly Pitcher before it’s too late? A perfect read for those who like laugh-out-loud humor in their mysteries!

Blowout Sale! Free & 99 Cent Kindle Books!

Community Affairs front coverFree for Kindle! Now – January 23rd

Community Affairs, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 3

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A 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards Finalist!

This is a fun, fast-paced mystery to read with a plot twist you won’t see coming. Just excellent!  ~Teresa Trent – Author of Murder For A Rainy Day

Fascinating, engrossing, and entertaining! ~Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Awards Competition 

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Red Tape99 Cent Sale! Now – January 26th

Red Tape, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 1

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2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Finalist and 2013 Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention Award Winning Book.

A compelling page turner! ~Shweta Shankar for Readers’ Favorite

A thrilling ride! ~Ali’s Books

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Image from Chick Lit Plus99 Cent Sale! Now – January 26th

Tax Cut, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 2

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A finalist in the 2014 Mystery and Mayhem Awards Competition and a runner-up in the 2014 Beach Book Festival in the romance category!

If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum books, you will like the Chelsey Alton, Jersey Shore Mystery series even more.  ~Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite

I find this series a real hoot. ~Kate Eileen Shannon, Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading

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Major Crimes ebook coverAvailable now for pre-order, Release date:  January 26th  for $2.99

Major Crimes, a cozy Mystery

Jersey Shore Mystery Series, Book 4

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Major Crimes is a revealing, compelling mystery story that’s hard to put down. ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Major Crimes is a whimsical, fun, lighthearted mystery. . If you are looking for a good mystery with a touch of humor, romance, detective work and more, then Major Crimes is a surefire winner.  ~Trudi LoPresto, Readers’ Favorite  

5 Star Review for Major Crimes!

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ FavoriteMajor Crimes ebook cover

Major Crimes is a whimsical, fun, light hearted mystery. Michele Lynn Seigfried has created characters with great personalities that are very true to their New Jersey roots. If you are looking for a good mystery with a touch of humor, romance, detective work and more, then Major Crimes (Jersey Shore Mystery Series Book 4) is a surefire winner. The story was new and fresh and there was never any question as to what information I could be missing. This is a quick and entertaining mystery sleuth book that I highly recommend.

Click here to read the whole review.

Click here to pre-order Major Crimes for your kindle!

Community Affairs, a Mystery & Mayhem Finalist!

20141122_144651I’m so excited! My novel, Community Affairs, made the short list in the Mystery and Mayhem Awards! Along with a bunch of my favorite cozy mystery authors and a few of my favorite novels!  Check out the list of who made it by Clicking Here!

Community Affairs also got a rave review tonight from the Writer’s Digest Competition. Didn’t win anything, but scored 5 out of 5 stars in all categories:

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 5

Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, Commentary:

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS by Michele Lynn Seigfried is fascinating, engrossing, and entertaining. Recommended.
The cover is definitely one that would get my attention—sexy but not one that I’d be embarrassed to carry in public.

The title is one that gets attention, too, but not too prurient. The back cover copy will get readers to look inside and the author biography and picture are great. Wonderful work on both counts. Good production values overall.
The opening hook is good. The dialogue and action are both excellent. The author has an ear for dialogue and that keeps the story moving. The back cover copy promises humor and I believe the book delivers. I chuckled and smiled as I read. This is refreshing because sometimes detective novels can be harsh. The descriptions really brought the characters to life, too. I liked the mystery and the elements of the story, too. For me, this turned out to be a nice, pleasurable read. An excellent entry into the genre, one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others I know enjoy this type of book.
I think if this author keeps going, she’ll find and keep readers, Again, very nice book and story. Keep up the good work!

Come Out and Meet Me Monday Night!

Don’t forget to come see me Monday evening at the Somerset Patriots ball game!  There are tickets available that you can purchase when you get to the ballpark.

patriots game

Monday, August 10, 2015
Super Summer Reader/Author Event
Sponsored by the Home News Tribune/Courier News
During the Somerset Patriots Baseball Game
860 E. Main Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
6 – 9 pm
Come meet me and other great local authors while catching a baseball game! I’ll have all of my books for sale at a discount during this special event! 
 

The Home News has a gift bag for super summer reader participants and chances to win prizes!  For more info, click here:

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/topic/1582befe-f8c4-4343-b216-36c257a46163/super-summer-reader-2015/